Who said Sarah Champion MP was ineffectual? Rapid action is her mark in trade. Actually it had to be pointed out to her that lots Labour Councillors lounging around quaffing wine and munching on bangers might not look, er good.
But don’t underestimate the significance of this punishment as Labour Councillors have previously always refused to withdraw any of their perks, even though the Council faced debts of over £400m
“To all Rotherham Labour Party Members
I am writing on behalf of Sarah Champion MP and Darren Hughes, the CLP Secretary, to let you know that in light of recent events, we felt it would be appropriate to cancel both the CLP barbecue this Saturday and the campaign session due to happen this Sunday. It does not feel an appropriate time to be either socialising or running Party-based campaigns.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Yours sincerely, Dawn Elliott,On behalf of Sarah Champion MP”
You couldn’t make it up.